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The imperfects

by Meyerson, Amy,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 6 copies
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"A page-turning family saga, this book will entertain readers of all generations." --Good Morning America

"Compassionate, thoughtful, and surprisingly moving... [The Imperfects] will satisfy fans of Maggie Shipstead and Celeste Ng." --Booklist

From the bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays comes a captivating new novel about a priceless inheritance that leads one family on a life-altering pursuit of the truth.

The Millers are far from perfect. Estranged siblings Beck, Ashley and Jake find themselves under one roof for the first time in years, forced to confront old resentments and betrayals, when their mysterious, eccentric matriarch, Helen, passes away. But their lives are about to change when they find a secret inheritance hidden among her possessions--the Florentine Diamond, a 137-carat yellow gemstone that went missing from the Austrian Empire a century ago.

Desperate to learn how one of the world's most elusive diamonds ended up in Helen's bedroom, they begin investigating her past only to realize how little they know about their brave, resilient grandmother. As the Millers race to determine whether they are the rightful heirs to the diamond and the fortune it promises, they uncover a past more tragic and powerful than they ever could have imagined, forever changing their connection to their heritage and each other.

Inspired by the true story of the real, still-missing Florentine Diamond, The Imperfects illuminates the sacrifices we make for family and how sometimes discovering the truth of the past is the only way to better the future.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Miller siblings are barely speaking to one another when their grandmother, Helen, dies, forcing them to reckon with her legacy, which involves the long-lost and priceless Florentine Diamond. The diamond means something different to each sibling. For Ashley, it's a way to maintain her lifestyle after her husband's criminal activity is exposed. For Jake, it provides a fresh start after years of underachievement. For Beck, it's a chance to build a life she truly loves. But before they can sell the diamond, they must prove its provenance and explain how an average woman in Philadelphia came to possess one of the Habsburg crown jewels. As they piece together their family history in an attempt to prove that Helen was diamond's rightful owner, her painful story comes to light, forcing the family to rethink what they knew about their grandmother and about each other. Meyerson (The Bookshop of Yesterdays, 2018) fluidly moves between family members' third-person stories as they navigate their complex relationships. Compassionate, thoughtful, and surprisingly moving, this dysfunctional family saga will satisfy fans of Maggie Shipstead and Celeste Ng."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A family is embroiled in conflict in Myerson's cracking tale (after The Bookshop of Yesterdays) about a precious family heirloom. Ninety-two-year-old Helen Auerbach has died, leaving only a brooch to her granddaughter Rebecca "Beck" Miller. Beck and her siblings are unhappy that Helen left her modest home to their mother, Deborah, who was raised without a father and who lost Beck's trust by piling up credit card debt in her name. However, when the large jewel at the center of the brooch turns out to be the famous Florentine diamond, worth as much as $10 million, Beck agrees to split the proceeds of any sale among the habitually argumentative siblings and their mother. The plot thickens when news of the diamond spills into the public, after which many try to stake a claim, including the Austrian and Italian governments. As Beck, her siblings, and her mother look for evidence to prove the diamond belongs to them, they learn of Helen's escape from Nazi Germany at age 14 and the truth about Deborah's father. Myerson makes the family arguments deliciously realistic, and her gradual uncovering of the heirloom's secrets will keep readers turning the pages. This well-spun tale is a charming reminder that familial reconciliation can be worth a fortune. (May)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Diamonds -- Fiction.
Heirlooms -- Fiction.
Family secrets.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario :2020
Language English
Description 372 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780778305071
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